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My Pax River Experience

Posted by Peter Onksen on September 25, 2015 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

Was attached to NATC/WST/Attack Branch.  After returning from an A-6 flight test as a BN on Friday the 13th of November 1964 we parked on the line and as the pilot shut-off the engines the wheels retracted and the A-6 just set on the deck.  Not a lot of fun, but what are flight tests for?

Hi, everyone

Posted by Dale Mckinney on October 21, 2014 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

My first post, Google



Celebrating the new building in the new building Nov 6, 2015

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association, Inc.

The New Building!

The Mach Combat Simulators are improved and once again operational!

The Patuxent River Naval Air museum has initiated a modest admission fee is desired under an honor system to help defray operational costs.


a community supported museum,

is open and available. The museum is adjacent to the site where construction of the new Museum building has resumed.

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Phone: 301-863-1900


The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.

We are open 10 AM until 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday -  Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Closed on Mondays, including Federal Holidays. Also closed on July 4, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We charge a modest admission fee on the honor system. Something for all age groups.

The Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your membership and any donations are fully tax deductible. Individual membership is only $50 and has benefits, including priority in our Mach Combat Flight Simulators.

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Visit our recently refurbished gift shop for a treasure trove of unique military aviation items.


Our Quarterly Newsletter


Spring 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2013 (a .pdf File) 

Fall 2012 (a .pdf File)

Summer 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Spring 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Winter 2012 (a .pdf File)

Fall 2011 (a .pdf File)

Spring 2011 Newsletter (a .pdf File)

Winter 2010 Newsletter (a .pdf file)


It is the Association’s task to assist in the attainment of the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s (PRNAM) mission and the presentation of its displays to further elevate the PRNAM’s prestige in keeping with Navy desires and plans. Included in the Association’s purpose is the raising of funds necessary for enhancing the attractiveness of the Museum for the community and the visiting public.


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